Confluence Talk Part 3: A New Premise

In this last of a 3-part interactive series from the CUC 2021 Conference, Rev Anne Barker challenges us to discover how we can envision a different outcome for a brighter future.  How in a crisis there is potential for transformation with the power and promise of collective strength. 

Coordinator: Dylan Fijal

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Confluence Talk Part 3: A New Premise

August 1, 2021

Centering Thought

“Hope has to be seen to be believed. It has to be visible. It has to be something we can feel and touch.  We are called to be persons who embody hope for one another.”

~ Paul J. Wadell

Centering Music

Bright Morning Star, Emerson UU Choir


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

Hymn 1031 Filled with Loving Kindness

Chalice Lighting

Our Community Knows no Boundaries, Nancy Reid-Mckee

Opening Words

Apart but Together, Rev Cynthia Landrum


Love Is The Spirit

Candles of Caring

Marlene Schellenberg

Unison Words

Let us find within ourselves that quiet place as we turn our hearts and minds to caring for each other. May we be responsive and supportive, and may we honour that which is entrusted to us with love and compassion. This is our ministry of listening.


Hymn 1013, Open My Heart


Hope, Jennifer Pratt-Walter


Hymn 121, We’ll Build a Land


Surface Tension, Tess Baumberger

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.


“WE ARE” performed by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and the UU General Assembly 2020 Virtual Choir

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Sermon: Confluence Talk Part 3: A New Premise

Rev. Anne Barker


Hymn 1020, Woyaya


Marian Siemens


Benediction for People in a Pandemic, Rev Anya Sammler-Micheal

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


Here Comes the Sun (Beatles) performed by First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir

Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:

  • Speaker: Rev. Anne Barker
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal
  • Tech Hosts: Marjorie Doyle, Janet Toews
  • Chat Moderator: Marian Siemens
  • Candles of Caring Hosts: Marlene Schellenberg
  • Archives: Norm Cobb
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the First UU Winnipeg Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
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